Basic Boat Info
Engines / Speed
- Make: Cummins
- Model: 6 BT 5.9
- Drive Type: Other
- Fuel: Diesel
- Type: Other
The boat's propulsion is via two large, (7'.4") paddlewheels each turning 9 Feathering Buckets. They are each independently spun in forward or reverse by a pair of hydraulic motors. The drives are powered a pair of hydraulic pumps (rebuilt in 2012) which are pushed by a single Cummins 6BT 5.9L Turbo engine (replaced in 2012) making 180 hp at 2500 RPM.
The engine is cooled by a closed system. The coolant is cooled by a system of keel-coolers. There are no raw water intakes going through-hull.
The engine and pumps are cooled via a closed cooling system that runs the coolant and hydraulic fluid through keel-mounted coolers. There are no sea water intakes through the hull.
- Single 5.9L Cummins Main (repl w/reblt 2012)
- 2@Eaton 7620-022 Hydraulic Pumps (reblt in 2012
- 2@Haglund Type 32-03400 Hydraulic Motors
- Hynautic Hydraulic Steering
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Built in 1987, in Cincinatti by Tucker Marine, originally commissioned for James Geier.
She was designed to be the fastest paddlewheeler on the Western Rivers and has never lost a race. The PY Fubbs has been plying the Chesapeake for the last 24 years.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.